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Evidence of baby planets spotted around young star

TOKYO: Scientists have found evidence of baby planets around a young star about a million years old, a discovery that suggests planets may form in much shorter timescales than previously thought. In November 2014, Atacama Large Millimetre/sub millimetre Array (ALMA) in Chile released a startling image of a young star HL Tauri and its dust disk. The image, sharpest ever ... Read More »

“China has posted more troops near Indian border”, says Pentagon

Even as it as it warns of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. China has increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the Indian border, the Pentagon has said, as it warned of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. “We have noticed an ... Read More »

Mercury Transit 2016

Stargazers will have a rare opportunity on Monday to witness Mercury fly directly across the face of the sun, a sight that unfolds once every 10 years or so, as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet come into perfect alignment. The best vantage points to observe the celestial event, known to astronomers as a transit, are eastern North America, South ... Read More »

Chennai Received More Rainfall on December 1 Than Any Day Since 1901: Nasa

On December 1-2 flood-ravaged Chennai received more rainfall in 24 hours than it had seen on any day since 1901, according to Nasa. The space agency Tuesday released an animated map that provides satellite-based estimates of rainfall over southeastern India on December 1-2, accumulating in 30-minute intervals. The deluge followed a month of persistent monsoon rains that were already well ... Read More »

Rain hit Chennai back to normalcy, school and colleges reopen today

A Rs 940-crore package has been released by the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for the rehabilitation work. A nine-member central team will on Thursday begin its on-the-spot assessment of the damages caused in the state due to recent rain and floods in the state. After an extended break imposed because of heavy rains in the state, all schools and ... Read More »

Calangute Tourism

Calangute Info State: Goa Famous for/as: Beach Calangute is a census town in the state of Goa, India. Also known as Kohlongutt in Konkani, this small town has a population of less than 16,000 people, as per the 2001 census. Calangute centres in North Goa and is known for its golden beaches. This is the largest and most commercialized beach ... Read More »